Sport Gentile pushes Australia to mixed-team triathlon gold

11:41  07 april  2018
11:41  07 april  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Australia ’s Ashleigh Gentile pulled away from England’s Jessica Learmonth on the cycle and run sections of the mixed - team triathlon relay to help the host nation to the title at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

ET Home›News›Sports›Games- Gentile pushes Australia to mixed - team triathlon gold . Gentile gave Jake Birtwhistle a 40-second buffer over Alistair Brownlee that the individual silver medallist held to give their team, which also included Gillian Backhouse and Matt Hauser, the gold .

Gold medalists Jacob Birtwhistle, Ashleigh Gentle, Matthew Hauser and Gillian Backhouse of Australia during the medal ceremony for the Mixed Team Relay Triathlon final. © AAP Image/Dean Lewins Gold medalists Jacob Birtwhistle, Ashleigh Gentle, Matthew Hauser and Gillian Backhouse of Australia during the medal ceremony for the Mixed Team Relay Triathlon final. Australia's Ashleigh Gentile pulled away from England's Jessica Learmonth on the cycle and run sections of the mixed-team triathlon relay to help the host nation to the title at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

Gentile gave Jake Birtwhistle a 40-second buffer over Alistair Brownlee that the individual silver medallist held to give their team, which also included Gillian Backhouse and Matt Hauser, the gold.

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GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Australia 's Ashleigh Gentle pulled away from England's Jessica Learmonth on the cycle and run sections of the mixed - team triathlon relay to help the host nation to the title at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Australia 's Ashleigh Gentle pulled away from England's Jessica Learmonth on the cycle and run sections of the mixed - team triathlon relay to help the host nation to the title at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

Each of the two male and two female competitors completed a 250-metre swim, seven kilometre bike ride and 1,500-metre run in the race.

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Jacob Birtwhistle of Australia crosses the finish line after winning the Mixed Team Relay Triathlon final. © AAP Image/Dean Lewins Jacob Birtwhistle of Australia crosses the finish line after winning the Mixed Team Relay Triathlon final. Hauser and Jonny Brownlee had been locked together at the halfway stage before Gentile put pressure on Learmonth to open up the gap they needed.

Australia finished in a combined time of one hour, 17 minutes and 36 seconds, with Alistair Brownlee crossing the line 52 seconds later. New Zealand clinched bronze in a time of 1:19.28.

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